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Breaking News!

We would like to tell you about a new "Accessible Travel" website out there on the World Wide Web now to help you plan your next trip just about to any location. It was stared by Rick Hansen (The Man in Motion Tour, wheelchair marathon distance athlete) and his Foundation.

Accessible Tourism

Over a year and a half ago, the PLANAT website was launched by the Rick Hansen Foundation. It is pretty cool, a place where you can input your own travel stories through Accessibility you found on your journey to any place in the World. Check it out, make comments, and provide feedback to help build this into something great. Although still in developmental stages the only thing you need to watch out for are abbreviations such as for Provinces in Canada and the USA. So try to avoid placing extensions such as BC, ON, CA, etc. into your search engine on the PLANAT website.


Book with us and help support People with Disabilities.

Accessible Accommodations in Whistler from Whistler for the Disabled and Whistler.comGive us a call on our North America Toll Free Number at Tourism Whistler, 1-888-933-9383 . All of our Profits go back into Supporting Groups and Organizations who support People with Disabilities. Visit our own Accessible Accommodations Guide that has just been updated with New Features on Accessibility.

Whistler Accessible Accommodations


Vancouver Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter GamesWe were proud to be the official Organization representing Accessible Tourism and Whistler's Accessibility on the Official 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic web site.


Mountain Biking Legend Paul RawlinsonEven the "Able-bodied" can become Temporally Disabled.

Whistler Mountain Biking Legend Paul (Rolo) Rawlinson shattered his Ankle in a Construction Accident recently that has left him Temporarily Disabled. Paul has a new appreciation for what people with disabilities go through on a daily basis. Need some Mobility Gear, Adaptive Sports Equipment Rentals, Delivery Services, Dental and Medical Care or
Physiotherapy while in Whistler visit our Assistance section for all your needs.

Whistler Specific

Visit our 2010 Whistler Blog and our entire website for all the Latest up to Date information on Accessibility.

2010 Winter Paralympics Para Alpine Adaptive Ski Racing and Sports in Whistler


2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games Venue's and their Accessibility for Whistler.

Visit the Official 2010 Winter Olympic Park to learn more about the Venue Location where the Biathlon, Cross Country and Ski Jumping 2010 Olympics and Paralympics took place.

2010 Winter Olympics Whistler Sliding Centre AccessibilityVisit the Whistler Sliding Centre in the beautiful Fitzsimmons valley on the southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain. The Whistler Sliding Centre is the site of the Bobsled, Luge and Skeleton competitions which are still taking place on a yearly basis.


WFTD Society Donates $$$ Funds and Supports a Community through Advocacy and much more...

Thank you to everyone who made Bookings through our 1-888-933-9383 number we have started to make donations $$$ back into the Whistler and BC Communities with a donation to the BC Para Alpine Ski Team last month to help foster upcoming Paralympians, Soldiering On Program with the Canadian Forces and another donation this month to BC Rehab who support groups and organizations as well as individuals throughout BC.

WFTD and Hugh are proud to have been featured and supported by People and Media from around the World including 2008 Summer and 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Sponsors.

2010 Olympics and Paralympic Winter GamesSohu.com, a Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games Sponsor runs two stories on "Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD)" in China along with 25 other articles. CTV Olympic, a 2010 Winter and Paralympic Sponsor runs a story on our work and Hugh's dedication to a Community among many other news sources. Read our latest Media Coverage from WFTD


Sponsors and Partners

BC RehabWe are very proud to Welcome BC Rehab on board as an Official Supporter and Sponsor. A "True Powerhouse" for the Disabled Community in BC through Rehabilitation Services and Support. Hugh Tollett is a proud recipient of the "2007 Standing Ovation Award" from BC Rehabilitation. Media Coverage included CBC Radio with Rick Cluff in an Interview, The Province Newspaper and CTV News Prime Time.


Huey Tollett, Steve Biduk and Paul Franklin Canadian Forces  Medic"Canadian Disabled War Veteran", Master Corporal Paul Franklin visits British Columbia.

Hugh Tollett Director (top left), WFTD Society and Board Member Steve Biduk (top right) attend a packed house to hear Paul Franklin (sitting) speak while supporting him on his visit to BC. Paul was a "Canadian Forces Medic" who lost both Legs in Afghanistan in 2006 and became a double leg amputee but has since started a Foundation to help out other Amputee's.
Read Paul's Story.

Whistler Resort Community News Updates and Accessibility.

Accessible Transportation for Whistler BC

Great News, "21" New "Fully Accessible Public Transit Buses" have been delivered to Whistler recently. Making Whistler's Accessibility for the Mobility Restricted a little less hassle free and for many others as well. Visit their web site at Whistler Public Transit.

New sidewalks with Grooves in them and Color contrast help the Visually Impaired and Blind cross streets and new Ramps have been built for the Mobility Restricted and to assist Parents with Baby Strollers Access the Village.

New Village Accessibility by the RMOW for the Visually Impaired and Blind

New Whistler Accessibility comes in the form of Paved Parking at the Skiers Day Lots to make Access a more easy and friendly thing for one and all.

Whistler Accessibility New Paved Public Prarking Skier Day Lots


Huey Tollett speaking to Chinese  Delegation, photo by Shilong Yang Xinhua NewsChinese Delegation Press Conference
a huge success.

Hugh Tollett, Director of WFTD and his assistant Grant Lamont hosted a Chinese Delegation Press Conference on behalf of "Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada" on March 14th, 2008. Photo by Shilong Yang, Xinhua News Agency. Read the "China Daily" News Coverage in English or Chinese. Read all the 26 news stories from China in our Media Section.


The Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD) Society web site was Created by Hugh Tollett who became Deaf in 2001. A Registered Nonprofit Society helping those in need with Accessible Travel information and Support for People with Disabilities and their Families.

Visit our Official Accessible Tourism website or our Blog. To learn how we got started in this initiative to support People with Disabilities. Be sure to check out Access New Zealand for a comprehensive guide to news from World Accessible Tourism and Travel.


Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak Gondola,  Photo by Matt WalkerThe New Peak to Peak Gondola.

The Whistler Blackcomb Mountain (WB) Peak to Peak Gondola is wheelchair accessible during the Summer Months and Winter with a new Sled to transport you to the Blackcomb Lodge at top during the snow season. Accessibility is an important feature of Whistler Blackcomb’s landmark project and Canada’s newest tourism icon the Peak to Peak Gondola.

Lift Ticket Rates include the Peak to Peak Gondola.


 


Visit all of our Access Guides for People with Disabilities and all Abilities!

Looking for "Thrill Seeking Adventures" and "Recreational Activities" in Whistler that fit your ability?

Accessible Adventures Whistler

Accessible Recreation / Tour Adventures.

Visit our Winter Adventures Guide for all your recreational activates or our Summer Adventures Guide. Find your own Self-Guided Recreation Options for the whole family or yourself to help you plan your next vacation. Visit the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program for more information on Adaptive Sports in Whistler.


Accessible Attractions and Activities!

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre  (SLCC)

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre located in Whistler is Accessible to the Mobility Restricted and offers a Special Reduced Rate for all those with a Disability.


Accessible Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb Mountains are Accessible only by the Whistler Gondola to the top of the Mountains, located at the base of Whistler Mountain. Offers Sightseeing and the New "Peak to Peak Gondola" that can hold one Wheelchair during the Summer Months except for the Glass Bottom Cabin. The Roundhouse Lodge offers Fully Accessible Facilities open daily and available for Group Bookings. Photo by Insight Photography.


Whistler Museum

Is fully Accessible to the Mobility Restricted with an Access Ramp in the front and Accessible Washrooms along with being Guide Dog Friendly of course. The Museum is located just behind the Whistler Public Library for more information and parking locations please contact them at whistlermuseum.org


Whistler Farmers MarketWhistler's Farmers Market takes place during the Summer Months. With Arts and Crafts, Fresh Vegetables / Fruits, taste testing and much more.,. The Market makes for a great hour or two spent part of your day visiting. This is a Fully Accessible activity for People with Mobility Restrictions in Whistler BC.


Whistler Arts Council

Whistler Arts Council always has Activities on the go. Just check their website for more information and contact them to find out if the event or Activity is Accessible to you.


Whistler Arts Council

Whistler Mature Action Committee has Activities for Seniors year round. Just check their website for more information and contact them to find out if the event or Activity is Accessible to you.


Whistler Parks and Recreation RMOW, Meadow Park

The Resort Municipality of Whistler Parks and Recreation offers many Public Parks during the summer months with Paved Trails, Parking and Facilities that are Accessible to the Mobility Restricted. Click on an individual part to find out if it is Accessible.

Meadow Park Sports Centre offers many indoor activities during those Rainy and Blizzard type of Days you would rather not be on the Mountains or outside. Offering some great hockey to watch or take part in yourself with a special area for the mobility restricted spectators, Swimming, Weight room and much more. All Accessible by Whistler Public Transit


Shannon Falls Provincial Park Squamish BCShannon Falls Provincial Park is located just outside of Squamish, at your half way mark to Whistler from Vancouver. The Park is "Accessible" to the Mobility Restricted via a Paved Pathway that has a slight incline to the Lower Falls Observation Deck. Shannon Falls rises over 335 Meters in Height and is one of the most beautiful falls you will ever visit in BC, Canada. Opened during the Summer Months Only. The Park is closed during the Winter due to snow and ice.


Visit our Accessible Transportation Guide for Travellers with Disabilities and all Abilities and their families.

Accessible Transportation Whistler

Find the best way to get to Whistler in our complete guide including "Accessible Van Rentals, Accessible Car Rentals Hand Controls, Air Transport, Accessible Taxi and Shuttle Services, Village Public Transit, Accessible Coach and Bus Transportation from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) and downtown Vancouver, Accessible Train Travel to the Resort, Driving Directions, Maps, Accessible Parking Locations, Full Service Gas Stations" and their locations. Call us to help you book all your Travel needs at 1-888-933-9383.

Disabled Parking in WhistlerLocate Accessible Parking Locations for Whistler in our Accessible Village and Barrier Free Route Maps. For Parking Access Permits, please bring your permit issued from your place of residence. The RMOW honors out of province and out of country disabled parking passes. Disabled BC residents can get parking passes from SPARC BC.

For information on getting around while in Vancouver before heading up to Whistler visit the Special Needs Travelers Section of Tourism Vancouver or visit Vancouver.ca the City of Vancouver's website for more information a pretty good site.


Accessible Whistler Restaurants

Accessible Restraurants

Enjoy one of Whistler's many Accessible Restaurants and Night Clubs. Find out which ones are accessible to you. Our Restaurant listings includes barriers to entry for the mobility restricted, lip reading lighting for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, locations and access points. Visit our Accessible Restaurant Guide for complete list for Whistler, BC.


Visit our unique "Accessible Maps" for people with Disabilities:

Accessible Whistler Mapping

View the complete Village Map for all access points and logistical requirements such as Disabled Parking Locations, TTY Pay Phones, Accessible Washrooms and Elevator Access Points. Or view the easy to download Accessible Whistler Barrier Free Route Map.


Huey Tollett using a TTY Public Access Pay PhonesBreaking News, Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains receives Full Functioning TTY Devices at the top of both Mountains.

TTY Devices allow those with Hearing Loss and Speech Impairments to make phone calls on their own. Some sad news to report that TELUS has pulled TTY Full Functioning devices in the valley. We are at a loss to why they did this but they are also pulling a lot of the Public Access Pay Phones at the same time. So it affects everyone from seniors to kids. The only TTY devices now located in the Village is located at the Whistler Public Library and the ones on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are still there for the time being.

One device is still located at the Whistler Public Library.

Visit our Spotlight feature person John Ryan from Whistler Real Estate.


Accessible Accommodations in Whistler from Whistler for the Disabled and Whistler.comFor information on Ski Passes for People with Disabilities see "Buddy Passes" at the following web site Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Accessibility. For information on the BC Para Alpine Ski Team follow the information on the link "Whistler Blackcomb" above.

 

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